After a 10-month ordeal in which he battled two forms of cancer under an assumed name at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has been given a clean bill of health by the team of doctors that treated him.

McNair's remarkable recovery has included ground-breaking experimental treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), painful surgery on the left side of his head and neck and 30 sessions of radiation, causing second-degree burns that required a plastic surgeon to perform skin grafts.

"I've never been through anything like that, but two days ago, I was given a clean bill of health, so it was worth the pain and suffering," McNair, 77, said Wednesday in his first public comments on his health issues. "I didn't think I was going to die. I knew some did. I knew there were some rumors. That's one of the reasons I'm talking about it.

"I don't want people to think it's something it's not. I'm not ill. I'm healthy. I'm not going anywhere. We've got Super Bowls to win."

Because McNair wanted to keep a low profile during radiation treatments at the M.D. Anderson Proton Therapy Center, CEO/Managing Director John Styles Jr., gave the Texans owner a key to the back door and allowed him to use his parking space.

Proton therapy is a relatively new form of radiation that delivers more precise and powerful doses. M.D. Anderson opened its center in 2005, a huge investment in the therapy, considered controversial because it is costly and unproven.